Nieman Lab’s audience is global, but if you’re part of our local readership in the Boston area, I have a great event to tell you about. It’s called Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation, and it’s an evening of terrific speakers giving a behind-the-scenes look at stories of innovations that originated in Boston and reverberated around the world.
It’s part of HUBweek, a city-wide set of events to “celebrate the world-changing work, art and thinking being imagined and built in Greater Boston.” This particular event is hosted by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard (of which Nieman Lab is a part), with support from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and The Boston Globe.
Ben Mezrich, author of the bestseller The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, the book that became the movie The Social Network
Hiawatha Bray, the longtime technology writer for The Boston Globe and author of You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves.
Laurie Penny, a writer, speaker, feminist, and activist in the areas of digital rights, social justice, technology, and culture, and a former Nieman Fellow
As you can see, it’s a terrific lineup, and it promises to be an entertaining and enlightening evening. If you’re in the Boston area, you should join us! Tickets are $12; more information here.